• PG-13, 1 hr. 47 min.
  • Drama, Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Tyler Perry
    In Theaters:
    Feb 24, 2006 Wide
    On DVD:
    Jun 27, 2006
  • Lionsgate


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Madea's Family Reunion Reviews

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Dustin Putman

Tyler Perry means well, but there is no denying that all of this would work far better on daytime television.

Full Review Source: DustinPutman.com | Original Score: 2/4

November 14, 2013
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

The dysfunctional script and operatically excessive direction ... land someplace closer to outsider art than bad moviedom.

Full Review Source: Antagony & Ecstasy | Original Score: 5/10

January 24, 2012
Matthew Sorrento
Film Threat

All the while Madea's wit, which is refreshing on the stage, feels spurious and often misfires.

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 1/5

June 21, 2008
Ethan Alter
Film Journal International

If there's one thing that Reunion doesn't lack, it's good intentions. Unfortunately, good intentions don't automatically guarantee a good movie.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

March 1, 2007
Kam Williams

A Tyler Perry tour de force!

Full Review Source: BlackFilm.com | Original Score: 4/4

February 19, 2007
LaTonya Taylor
Christianity Today

Although his work isn't high art and is occasionally problematic, he's telling stories that aren't often told. And for that, this black woman can't be too mad at him.

Full Review Source: Christianity Today | Original Score: 2/4

November 1, 2006
David Cornelius

While not nearly as offensive or dim-witted as Diary, this one's still a gigantic mess.

Full Review Source: DVDTalk.com | Original Score: 1/5

July 23, 2006
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

It's interesting that nobody ever connects the dots between Madea's frequent corporal punishment of children (which is presented as instructive comedy) and the abusive grownups who function as Perry's villains.

| Original Score: 2.5/4

March 17, 2006
Randy Cordova
Arizona Republic
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Nothing that happens seems the least bit believable, and everything is brash and loud. All that's missing is the laugh track.

Full Review Source: Arizona Republic | Original Score: 3/5

March 10, 2006
Jim Ridley
Village Voice
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Perry's vaudevillian shamelessness and indifference to committee-approved taste are energizing and frequently jaw-dropping.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

March 7, 2006
Christy Lemire
Associated Press
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Tyler Perry's heart is in the right place, but he still has a tin ear.

Full Review Source: Associated Press

March 7, 2006
Christy Lemire
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
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At times it feels as if Perry made three separate films, dumped them in a blender and hit the puree button.

Full Review Source: Deseret News, Salt Lake City | Original Score: 1.5/4

March 3, 2006
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Perry is a shameless panderer and his movie is cliché-ridden, rudimentary, completely unfocused and about as subtle as a wind-breaking contest in church.

Full Review Source: Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC) | Original Score: 1.5/5

March 1, 2006
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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Let's not sell Tyler Perry short. As the vinegar-witted Madea, he's a drag performer of testy charm, but in his overlit patchwork way he's also making the most primal women's pictures since Joan Crawford flexed her shoulder pads.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B

March 1, 2006
Scott Tobias
AV Club
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Though Perry's films are hard to defend on aesthetic grounds -- the crazy shifts in tone from operatic melodrama to broad comedy could cause seizures -- it's equally hard to begrudge the underserved audiences who embrace them so passionately.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: C

February 28, 2006
Jackie K. Cooper

Tyler Perry still hasn't found the formula for combining comedy and drama

Full Review | Original Score: 5/10

February 28, 2006
James Brundage

Both of the villains are so far over the top they should be in the summer Olympics.

Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com | Original Score: 2.5/5

February 28, 2006
James Hill

Is "Madea" a postive move? You bet. Positively insulting to anyone who's graduated middle school and read at least one book since.

| Original Score: 2/4

February 28, 2006
Mark Palermo
Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)

The spousal abuse storyline might have some gravity if the movie didn't simultaneously make a joke of child abuse.

Full Review

February 27, 2006
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

That's the most offensive thing about Madea: the way it pretends to deal with difficult problems -- child abuse, rape, spousal abuse -- and then offers simplistic answers.

Full Review Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press

February 27, 2006
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